Florida fake teen doctor, ‘Dr. Love,’ arrested again on fraud charges

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A 23-year-old Florida man who spent time as a teen in prison for fraud after pretending to be a doctor was again arrested on charges of fraud and grand theft, investigators said.

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Malachi Love-Robinson, who went by the name “Dr. Love,” was released Thursday shortly after his arrest, WPTV reported.

Police said Love-Robinson, who now works for a shipping company, had clients send money to his personal bank account, not the one associated with the business. Investigators said he took $10,000.

Love-Robinson sent several text messages to the company owner apologizing, asking how “to make it right,” and that he did not want to go to jail, WPTV reported.

In 2018, Love-Robinson pleaded guilty to several fraud charges, grand theft and practicing medicine without a license stemming from a 2016 arrest.

Love-Robinson was accused in 2015 of stealing $35,000 from a patient while operating a medical practice, complete with an office, lab coat and stethoscope. Patients said he held several degrees, including a Ph.D. and an M.D. He told investigators he did not pose as a medical doctor but was instead a naturopathic physician. At the time, investigators did not realize he was 18-years-old.

He was released after serving nearly 21 months in prison.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.